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Of all the world's major aquariums, this one in California is the most successful at being
simultaneously very educational and interesting.
tips & insights
There are two dozen significant indoor and outdoor exhibits, habitats and
galleries. The most popular include:
This glass-fronted three-story affair has a multitude of fish swimming
around towering kelp (see photo). If possible, be there at feeding time when
divers hand-feed the denizens.
It boasts the world's largest Plexiglas viewing window, allowing you to see
up close a slew of large-fish species in a single glance.
Observe energetic, fun-loving sea otters as they dash about in and out of
It teems with natural inhabitants including crabs, anemones and sea stars.
See a giant octopus and walk through a special wave-crash tunnel.
Non-permanent presentations can also be stimulating.
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